What service did mPower provide?

The personalised wellbeing plans focus on supporting self-management and includes:

  • Social prescribing – connecting people to local activities and services which support health and wellbeing – is often a key component of any plan.
  • Digital health interventions – including integrated home and mobile monitoring solutions, digital health and wellbeing apps and video enabled care solutions.

Over the lifetime of the project mPower worked with over 6,000 older people to deliver:

  • 2,700 people through the development of wellbeing plans (target was 2,500)
  • 5,300 digital health interventions (target was 4,500)

How did mPower fit with other activities related to keeping people well in the community?

We engaged with target communities to find out what social prescribing activity and technology enabled health and care pathways existed to make sure mPower complements them.

How was it funded?

The mPower project was funded through the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). It is designed to promote greater levels of cross-border co-operation. Match funding is provided by the Northern Ireland Executive, the Irish Government and the Scottish Government.

The project budget was €8,700,000.

Who did mPower work with?

mPower worked with a range of stakeholders in each of the target communities:

  • GPs and other primary care professionals (health and social care)
  • Third-sector and independent voluntary organisations with an interest in supporting the health and wellbeing of older people
  • Local people in collaboration with project partners and stakeholder organisations